Financially-troubled Bolton Wanderers could sell players to raise funds this month, admits boss Neil Lennon. The Championship club are deeply in debt and received a winding-up petition last month and have paid their players and staff late.
Winding Up Threatened BWFC Could sell Players
The club have debts totalling £172.9m and owe £600,000 in unpaid tax to HMRC which resulted in the winding-up petition being issued last month. Owner Eddie Davies refuses to invest more money while the club is for sale and new financial advisor Trevor Birch talks to buyers. Bolton are also under a transfer embargo for the rest of the season after failing to submit their required accounts for the 2014-15 season.
Asked whether players will leave, Bolton boss Neil Lennon reportedly said:
“I hope not, but that may be the reality Trevor’s already stated that might be the case, but we’ll just have to wait and see. It makes a difficult job more difficult, but that’s something I can’t really touch on.”
The former Celtic manager was also asked if he will have any say on the players leaving and he replied:
“Maybe some sort of input but, again, ultimately it probably won’t be my decision, it will be the people that are looking after the future of the club.”
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